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Thrust Bearing Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of thrust bearing manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top thrust bearing manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any thrust bearing company can design, engineer, and manufacture thrust bearings to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach thrust bearing companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of half ball thrust, thrust ball bearings, or sealed thrust bearings.

  • Bethel, CT 800-245-5013

    Del-Tron Precision, Inc. provides high quality and reasonably priced ball bearings and associated products such as roller bearings and thrust bearings. Del-Tron has maintained the same high level of service by continually developing new products that deliver important advantages to its customers. Contact us today to learn more!

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  • Bethel, CT 800-447-2042

    TUSK Direct provides high quality linear motion components such as ball bearings at a quality and price that sets us apart from the competition. We offer same-day shipping, life-load calculators and CAD drawings are other services the team at TUSK is pleased to offer customers. Contact us before noon & you will be working with your products the next day. We want TUSK to be your number one source.

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  • Hicksville, NY 516-595-7495

    Isel has a variety of high quality patented ball bearings. We offer low cost and high performance linear motion, ball screws and patented anti-backlash ball nuts. Our linear motion components are manufactured and inspected exclusively in our own facility. Contact Isel today to learn more!

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  • Boston, MA 617-254-1420

    Alpine Bearing stocks over 3 million bearings & prides in distributing quality instrument ball bearings at guaranteed prices. Miniature bearings, thinex, torque tube, machine tool spindle, airframe control & turbo molecular pump bearings are available with fast delivery & expert re-lubrication service.

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  • Allentown, PA 215-703-0605

    Whatever kind of bearings you’re looking for, be it precision ball bearings, miniature bearings or discontinued items, Talon Bearing will have it. Our stock comes from all over the world. Buy as many or as few as you need, and if you have excess bearings, we’ll pay cash to purchase them from you!

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Thrust Bearings

Thrust bearings are utilities that allow for relative motion between objects; thrust bearings are distinct from other bearing varieties in that they are used only to bear axial loads.

In order for an object to move relative to another object with which it is in physical contact, the friction between the two objects must be overcome. Bearings are used to reduce friction between objects that are designed to constantly move relative to each other. Examples of such objects are bicycle wheels and the axels on which they are mounted and sliding drawers and the slides on which they are mounted. Different bearings come in different configurations. One of the most common bearing systems is the ball bearing system. A simple ball bearing involves several balls, which can be made of steel, ceramics or other materials, that are placed in a track called a race. The bearing is placed between two objects, and when one object must move, the balls in the track move in order to accommodate the movement of the borne object. There are many examples of systems that make use of ball bearings, and each of those different systems involves a different kind of load.


Thrust bearings are used in situations where an axial load must be borne. The simplest way to conceptualize the bearing of an axial load is to imagine a doughnut made of metal that has been cut in half lengthwise. If the bottom half of the doughnut is hollowed out, leaving only a sort of half-doughnut shell, a deep channel would remain. If ball bearings were then placed in that channel, and if the other half of the doughnut was also hollowed out and then placed on top of the ball bearings, the top half of the doughnut could spin around freely because of the near frictionless motion of the ball bearings. Any object placed on top of the upper doughnut is considered to be an axial load. Such bearings are used in spinning table-top serving dishes, barstools, remote control helicopters and in a variety of other products. Thrust bearings are among the most common bearing varieties because of the extensive number of applications in which an axial load must be borne and moved relative to another object. They are simple but important tools in a wide variety of contexts.